Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New! Database Trial of Interest - Berg Fashion Library

Yes, the Berg Fashion Library really might be of interest to you and your students.

The UVM Libraries currently has trial access to a new full-text and image repository from Oxford University Press. This resource serves as a portal to digital versions of a 10-volume scholarly fashion & clothing encyclopedia, dictionaries, and monographs on clothing, fashion and body adornment worldwide from all perspectives: artistic, theatrical, historical, cultural, business, and more. Also available are images from major museums around the world. Access to several journals on fashion is forthcoming.

Topics relevant to English/FTS folk include: "Film and Fashion,"  "Clothing in Movies,"  "Fashion in Fiction."
Consider this book chapter "Consuming Clothes: Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth."

How to Access:
from the Library's Database Trials page
On-campus or from off-campus, through the VPN client only

The trial runs through September 23, 2010.
We'd love your feedback. Submit your comments to me or through the online feedback form found on the database trials page.